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Sunesis Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Lehman Brothers 10th Annual Global Healthcare Conference

03/13/07

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 13, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNSS) today announced that James W. Young, Ph.D., Executive Chairman, will provide a corporate presentation at the Lehman Brothers Tenth Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 5:15 p.m. Eastern Time in South Beach, Florida.

Interested parties may access a webcast of the presentation by visiting the Sunesis website at http://ir.sunesis.com . A replay of the webcast will be archived on the "Calendar of Events" page in the Investors and Media section of the Sunesis website for two weeks until April 3, 2007.

About Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

Sunesis is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel small molecule therapeutics for oncology and other serious diseases. Sunesis has built a broad product candidate portfolio through internal discovery and in-licensing of targeted cancer therapeutics. Sunesis is advancing its product candidates through in-house research and development efforts and strategic collaborations with leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. For additional information on Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, please visit http://www.sunesis.com .

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Sunesis may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations contained in such forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations contained in such forward-looking statements. Sunesis does not assume any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Investors, Eric Bjerkholt, SVP, Corporate Development & Finance of Sunesis
Pharmaceuticals, Inc., +1-650-266-3717, or Karen L. Bergman or Michelle Corral, both
of BCC Partners, +1-650-575-1509 or +1-415-794-8662, for Sunesis
http://www.sunesis.com/

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